An European tourist was visiting a temple in Singapore when he noticed two statues, a man and a woman by the altar.
He asked the monk what was the significance of the two.
The monk explained that in the Chinese belief of yin and yang, positives must always be balanced by negatives, and having the two statues ensures that the universal balance is maintained.
“This statue of the woman is the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan-Yin.”
“What about the other one?” asked the tourist.
“This is the God of No Mercy, Kuan-Yew.”